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Four-Down Duel: Dominating The Divisional Round

Kevin Payne

Kevin Payne

Kevin has worked for Rotowire just under a decade and has covered basketball, baseball and football. A glutton for punishment, he roots for his hometown Bills, Sabres and the New York Yankees. He hosts the RotoWire SiriusXM show every Wednesday and Friday and you can follow him on Twitter @KCPayne26.



In 50/50 or Heads Up contests, you should aim to construct a lineup that has a higher floor, rather than one with a higher ceiling. If you're in a 50/50 contest, the top half of all entries finishes in the money, meaning you don't have to pick a high-ceiling lineup that shoots for the moon. The following lineups are built with the players I need, regardless of their price tag, and include my rationale for selecting each player.



Philip Rivers, SD, $8000 The safest play this weekend is probably Peyton Manning, but with a price sticker of $11,500 I dont see a ton of value. With Rivers, I can see him having to throw for close to 300 yards or more with the possibility of garbage time production. Keenan Allen looks the part of a number one wide receiver, and Danny Woodhead has been an effective pass-catching option out of the backfield. While I realize what happened during their first matchup in Denver, Ryan Mathews isnt 100 percent and Manning

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